civil partnership


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Related to civil partnership: Civil Partnership Act 2004

civil partnership

n
(Law) a legal union or contract, similar to a marriage, between two people of the same sex
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The Civil Partnership Act, which formally recognises gay and lesbian relationships, came into force on December 5.
The civil partnership corrects an injustice and gives next of kin financial rights.
A Newcastle bar is applying to hold civil partnership ceremonies.
ACOUPLEyesterdaysaidtheywill launch a legal challenge after a council refused to grant them a civil partnership because they are heterosexual.
A Midland mother-of-five who entered into a civil partnership with a woman while still married to her husband was given a suspended prison sentence yesterday.
Stuart Edwards and Tony Chapman were among 32 gay couples having civil partnership ceremonies in Conwy county in the first year they were allowed
Darren Bowers and his partner Dale Stafford made history by becoming the first gay couple to appear in the Evening Telegraph's Celebrations section after their civil partnership ceremony in April.
The United Kingdom passes the Civil Partnership Act.
Stockton Register Office is just one of the places on Teesside which is organising civil partnership ceremonies.
Leanne Banks, 44, and wife Marie, 39, met in 2009 and entered into a civil partnership the following year.
COUPLES entering into a civil partnership will not have the right to adopt, according to a relevant bill that is headed to the House plenum over the next fortnight.